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ST^HOD MflGJIZIDE 

^n Illustrated Jffonthly 
GEORGE NEWNES 



Vol. XVII. 

JANUARY TO JUNE 



'REET, STRAND 



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Round the Fire. 

THE JAPANNED BOX. 

a more vious prelude to an en; 

iut,' there -I ha 



STORY ( 



! ' -■:: I io mi, as one goes through Thorpe Place ! 

which I am ever ik.lv lu have Ihrotieh il. old pie Norman, some of n ami the 

I'.ut I am glad that' 1 went lo Thorpe ESollanum-s claimed to have lived in that 

Place, for I gained well, as I tell you the situation ,ii»T long before the Conquest. It 

1 don't know whethet von are familial wilh there, lho.se i mously thick grey walls, the 

that part of the Midlands which is drained rude crumbling stones, the smell as from a 

by the Avon. It is the most English sick animal which exhaled from the rotting 

part of England. Shakespeare, tlie' flower plaster of the aged building. But the modern 

of the whole race, was born right in the wing was bright and the garden was well 



'.■".!."; 






it i 11 i i i i it "i,.,. 



front Evesham, that Sir Joli 



Thorpe Place, and th 



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deep ;i^ li' the; .lad I.rci ( ;i t \ . . iiut a .1 pen- Al hist, 

knife He had iuc\ e\cs. \u arv. hupelcss- led to a ( 

liMikiiu; ryes. i<l .11. 1 \ ' | >. "l-.li.. eyes anil a fu 

uhi.h . lull 1 ii ■- 1 v.im pitv and \vi dan d vim whom 1 
lo show it. His back nas rounded with 'I'll.- i 

■aiich. bill otherwise he was as lint! a look- than llu: 

in- man of his acs livcandtiflv pd'haps ofmy pti 



a- uould !„■. 







a little awed In' d 
could!' Indeed,' we 



1 deal table, and a small shelf of b 
i]) the whole contents. On the ti 

I i't;:l 1. lietli ph ui.iph of ,1 worn. 



ROUND THE i 



bundles of letters o> pap< -is lasuiu-c! together household. 1 assure you that if I were 

with elastic bands. repeat to you ilk- lairs w hi- li aiv living aU 

Our interview was a short one, lor Sir tales of mysterious visitors there, and 

John Ilollamorc porooiu'd that I was soaked. win-, overheard In the sonants. 

and that I should ehan.ee without delav. might suspect thai Sir John had relap 




thought that every m; 



I stared at him in an 
•' What I : ' I eried, " 



talk with Richards, the agent, who had in 
penetrated into the chamber which cha 
had opened to me. That very afternoon 



''That room has been kept si 



The greatest rip and debauchee i 



"Little beryl Clare, when she too 



; been so a world of il 



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she might have had die pick of ;i do/en, pathy which I h, 



would be like blood to a ligerexen mm." one before. He asked me also to index I 

"Thru her influence ,]ill hold-, him :'" lil.ian lil was one of the best private librari 

"That is the wonder or it. When she in Kngland). and I spent many hours in tl 

died three years ago, we all cvpecU-d ;nid evening in his presence, il not in hissoci.-i 

feared that be would tall baek i.iio his old he reading al his desk and I sitting in 

ways. She feared it herself, and ihe ihoughi mvss by the window lvdueing to order tl 

guardian angel to that man. and lived only spile of these closer relations 1 was nev 

for the one purpose. liy the way. did you again asked to enter the ehamber in tl 

he has oee;ision to be ;iw;iv. if onlv tor a lo loalhing, ;md in;ide me realize that n 

single night, he invariablv takes his black employe! still remained all that he had ev 

japanned box with him. Well. well. ( olmoiv. been, with the additional vice of hypocris 

perhaps I have told von rather mote than I What happened was as follows. 
should, bin I shall expect you to reci 

little piqued that I. the new-comer, should escort her back. The drive sweeps round 

have been the first to penetrate into the under the eastern turret, and I observed as I 

untrodden chamber. 1 Jul the fact raised me passed thai the light was lit in the circular 

found myself upon more confidential terms window, which was a little higher than our 

with him. heads, was open. We were, as it happened, 

my employer became an object of greater moment, and we had paused upon the lawn 

strangely human look in his eyes, those deep something broke in upon our talk and turned 

man who was fighting a ceaseless battle, Il was a voice the voice undoubtedly of 

holding at arm's length, front morning till a woman. It was low so low that it was 

would destroy him body and soul could it mistaking its feminine timbre. It spoke 

I watched the grim, round-backed figure then was silent a piteous, breathless, im 

pan 1 1- the eon-i'dor ot walking in the ga recti, paring sun d' \ujee. Miss \\ itlteiton eid I 

this imminent danger seemed to take bodily stood lor an instant staring at each other. 

this most loathsome and dangerous of all the hall-door. 

the fiends crouching closely "in his very " It came through the window," I said. 

shadow, like a half-coned beast which blinks "We must not play the part of eaves 

beside its keeper, ready at any unguarded droppers," she answered. " We must forget 



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ROUND THE 




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.arly cut profile were sharply out- passed away, but 



,-tal. As if in a enough to resent 1:1. .1 pity which this stud- 
ious that this was would draw upon me. I have smiled at 
disregarded hatred, hut pity is 



1 torpid brain household. I am aware of the rumours to 

privacy, that he which il has given rise. These speculations. 

imagined himself to he alone in the room. whether scandalous or superstitious, are such 

And then, just as it rushed upon my horrified as I can disregard and forgive. What I 

eavesdropping in order to satisfy 



clicking, and then the voice. 


,, ' , ,„ l 1 ut 1 th I M, ( Im 






no: he a doubt of it. liut a voice so charged 


•• When 1 was a young man. sir. many \\ 


with entreaty and with \ earning !o\e. that it 


younger than you are now. I was launc 










clear, though [ami very faint, for they were 












gasping voice. " I am here at your very 




elbow, and shall be -ailil we meet oner more. 


purse suffered, my character suffered, 


1 die happy to think thai morning and night 












I say that I had risen in order to announce 




my presence, but I could not do so while the 






spiiit that ever descended as a minislei 


lyill King, half sitting, paralyzed, astounded. 


angel from above. She loved me. looker 




1 was. loved me. and spent her lite in mak 


words.' And he lie was 'so absorbed that 




exenin had spoken he might no, have heard 


itself to the level of the beasts. 






my halfartii ulaled apologies and explanations. 


uilhercdawai hclon m eves hi th. 1 


He sprang aero-s the room, switched on the 


ov.n Mtil'i rin'-- and hei nun death, that 

thMii-.hl II was all „f m<> The on,- n. 



s eves gleaming with an;,f, his face thought. It was all of nit. The u 

twislcd with passion, as the hapless char whieli her Tale brought li. her was I he fear 

Mi ( olmnr, la n,el" \ !« h, u „ n i Im ' , 1 had been It was in 

What is the meaning of this, sir?" vain that I made oath to her that no drop of 

singular awakening. As iie listened the glow upon me she who had striven so to loosen 

of anger faded from his faee. and the sad, im- it and il haunled her night and day the 

passive mask closed once more over his thought that niv soul might again he within 

"Mv secret is vours, Mr. ( 'olniore." said "It was from some fi iend's go..,ip of da- 
lle. "I have only myself to Manic foi rela\ sick i i that she heard of this invention 



ROUND THE FIRE. 1 1 

the very last that she breathed upon find no cause to regret having left my service, 

message to strengthen mv resolves and to meet again. " 
elain her inllneiiee upon lily actions. Into So this was the last time that 1 was ever 

icr ear I whispered thai twice a day for ever destined to see Sir John liollamore, anil I 

he passed gently away. him that ever-recurring, intangible, and yet 

" So now you have my secret, Mr. Colmore, intimate reminder from the woman whom 




Illustrated Inter 










world's genius it is a r 


'r- ' •'- V 


not without a pra.hu 






irst rank. C 


f 'poe™ vhosfTgenlus 3 


louhtcd as their place in the worlds 




n Hcnrv Kendall an<l the gifted l)t 
\<Iam l.lnclsav Cordon. To the dr 




las enntnbulcd 1 hidden ( 'handlers 






is to be regarded as a fully n. 


"Knglandcr. 


The department o 



,'n 



rature is already re])resented by 

'""s\>l' Mrs. ('an'i'pl'ell l'r.1,',1. 
Mr. Roll' lioldrcuood, Miss Ada 



lioothhv.' and the late .Marcus Clarke hear 
eloquent leslimom : whilst die held ol erilieal 
and biographical writing liuds a worthy repre- 
sentative in Mr. I'atchetl Martin. 

lint Melba stands alone. Towering head 
and shoulders over every other aspirant to 
the highest honours of gland opera, the 
retirement of Madame I'atti from [lie operatic 

undisputed ruler of an empire probably 1 he 
proudesl in the sum of this planet's most 



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msly worn by one who, 




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Tat," another of her father's estates, where ticularly poor prcaeher. At the condu- 
ct visits to Melbourne t!'in-l-ii -■ :„.: r^uin, <ii- ■-,■. v- 

\ \\;ts interested to find that llu- subject <>1 mi — csted tii.it »e should -in; a luiim. 

■n the paternal side of the house. To this my mother asked me to play a familiar hymn, 

.ay her father sings in the local choir, and I accordingly seated myself, but, in revenge 

lis daughter told me she well remembered for having been so bored, 1 played - to the 

hnbre. He has always been passionatvly other-. ; i musie hall duty which had suc- 

311 d of music, and is, in addition to his reeded in penetrating our wilderness I It 

■oral talent (to quote bis daughter's own was called. 'Vim Slioiild See Me Dance the 

xpression), "a fiddler of no mean ability.' I'olka.' In the sequel. I received the well- 



"She was a natural artist not as regards happened at Melbourne. I was learning to 

music only, for one remembers it in the play the organ, and ( bad permission occa- 

general expression of her life. She was, sionally to practise on iln- great organ in the 

china, and the dessert service still in use playing, and fell into a reverie. When, at 

at home was decorated by her brush. last. 1 proceeded to leave the church, I 

"Did my father also foster my love of found, to my horror, I was locked in! 

music? Yes, indeed be did. to the utmost My playing having ceased for some time, the 

was my great joy, on Sunday afternoons, to locked up die church and left. You cannot 

sit on mv father's knee at the harmonium. conceive the agonv of mind I endured. The 

He would blow the bellows with bis feet. church was very dark, and the pulpit and 

hoard with one linger." ghosts. "" 









ll.- 1..1.1 






I..I. k I., 


,'";>' 1 ;,' 1 


"*Z\ "I'uf' ter^marria 










singing. At lirst sin- sang as 












itraordinarily high ..r.l.-r. t 






¥ recommended to adopt 










-:. .iii.l 


came to England to stu 


u r ;~7 




■r, 'history ..Ian exceedin 






acter. It will be seen tl 


III shaping h.-r 


public career, Madame Me 






moved in cycles of two ye 



•tl' "ll>i"g sli 

Id at the tim< 



clergyman or lay pr.-a.-lu-i- l.. .-.,uu- al.ni; At twenty ..in- she canK- lu Kurnpe in order 

on Sunday-, anil prea. h I., tin laniiK. III. In slu.h lln- all sin- had eleele.l tn f.ill.nv. 

servants, and .station hands often .|uitc a At twain three .... inr.-d In-r </.'/'"/ on the 

large congregation, particular!) at shearing- ..piratic stage. 

"Oin- Sunday I was then, perhaps. tin- distinction nl inimdiicing Mcllia tn the 



//./. USTI1A TED INTER VIE IVS. 




16 THE STRAXD MJGA/JM-i. 

which I hau jusi in m|, 'nl'i n! in'', - -h perlormanc m,„M no't proceed since" 

the vetCran Verdi. Charles (imnmd <v,ith Opcia House Monsieur Cossira was not 

whom she had the piivili-i- of rehearsing imuiik-d with an understudy! As luck 

his " Fan- 1 " and - Komcoel liili^-iu- ">. pcic.r would h.i\ e il. though, among the audience 

Coring Thomas, the creator of '■ Fsmcralda.'' was M. Kngel. who had sun- the part with 

Tosti, and Puccini. In the ease of the Melba, not Ion- before, in Brussels. Orasp- 

I t bolunu (a ncwassumpti il I I i i Mi i s, which were gladl) 

in Southern Italy last summer; and, if all and gratefully accepted. The performance 

that we hear he true, she is destined to win proceeded, and lor several nights thereafter 

fresh laurels in the same composer's newest M. Kngel sang the part, 
work, "La Tosca," in which Puccini does for " Ai the close of the evening," added 

for Shakespeare's -Othello.' 7 " Madame Carnot sent lor me. It was during 

Nellie Melha is a woman of rare enthu Monsieur CarnoPs reign at the Klysee, and 

siasms. In conversation with me, she could so his wife was occupying the Presidential box 

not say too much in praise of Madame at the Opera, Being a woman of very quick 

MaiiMe M.i.ivhesi the onlv smgii ig-l ea.cher perception. Madeline ( 'arnnt had observed my 

she has ever had and whom she speaks of efforts at covering the confusion of my poor 

in terms of warmest affection and sympathy. colleague. I can never forget her kind words 

I asked the />r////a donna whether she has to me then, nor shall I readily forget the 

ever experienced 1 he excitement mv.\ danger sorrow 1 felt afterwards on hearing the news 

of a theatre fire. " Yes. on two occasions," of President Carnot's terrible end, and of 

London. In both cases the danger was By the lime this interview appears in print, 

happily averted. At Coven I Canlen the Madame Melba will be in the thick of her 

outbreak happened actually on the stage filth visit to the United States. Herprevious 

during a performance of 'Faust,' and the operatic tours of the American Continent 

curtain had to be rung down. 1 chanced have been full of varied and interesting 

they were battling with the flames behind " Melba stories that I know dales from her 

the curtain, I came in front and begged last tour but one. 1 1 was at St. Louis, where, 

the people to remain seated. Fortunately thanks to a late train, the diva and lier 

that most terrible of calamities, a theatre oomp.mv arrived only a very little time before 

myself behind the sconces once more 1 com- was, in fact, only just til 

There have been, not unnaturally, some Put Melba, looking do' 

striking incidents connected with ".Melba "s vantage into the orches 

s popularity at the Paris Opera dismay ar 



of the comparatively recent death of Madame 
Carnoi, who figured in it in very sympathetic 


were in morning dress. She prom 
for the chef tforc/icstre. The p< 


lei minutes 1, !,,,-■ come oil" the ^ 




moo: one ol Melba 's greatest, if not her 


the gentlemen of my orchestra do n< 


\e:v gie:Vsi assumption. It happened 


to appear in evening dress, I shall 


go on the stage. I owe a duty to t 


at the Opera Hou-c feeling \ cry unwell, but 


as well as to myself." 


apparently recovering hclon the opera began 


This inexorable mandate had i 






however, h : almost oomph ie!\ lost his voice ! 






later, suitably clad in the evening 















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ra§jjV' 






^t58 






; k 


HMf Lagt- - - 




4&<*~^^. Mii, 


^H^Wa^'- : 



very interesting "group" photograph of awav liu moM intending episo< 
three distinguished Australian^ Mrlha, Mr. al 1'crnlcy was a vi.sit which the 



ill " Elegy " ; and here, 

diva, which she has decided to ptvseiil to play thai instniniciil in the Scots Church ai 
the Public Library of Melbourne. A bust of Melbourne) expressed a desire to try lb. 

the Melbourne Melba. by the Melbourne organ in the charming (II church of Stok< 

])eculiar interest. Thereby hangs this tale : The rector, or 



ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEWS. 



the Gounod "Ave Maria," and ended 

party how she had enjoyed the 

*s in charge of the church, and whose 
s had heel) requisitioned to blow the 
enthusiastically rejoined, "Oh, it 
11 beautiful, mm, but 'God Save the 
•were best of all!" 
ame Melba is fortunate in having 
imity-a br. 



their cicerone exclaimed, "This is 
he celebrated Melba used to dress ! " 
■at singer's friends began to laugh, 
- t — -1 at the man. quiet ly 



■rallv speaking I 
.els. During her la 



■mpam 



and she still speaks of the regret 
■h slie parted from them when they 
ged to return to their Antipodean 



r. Charles A. Kllis (original 
manager of the Host on Syin 
■stra) to personally conduct her 



fn, ;:v,, 
but she. 

And then this son of Italy perceived that. 

might be, she still was " Melba.'' 

Melius large humanity that the simpler and 
she pleased to tell it. For example, "one 

mlliant career as queen of opera of 



of that company arc Torn 
in, and Gadski, Alvarez, 
li, Kraus, and B. 



\raus. and Honderesque. and the 

mnlrollcd by Signor Seppilli and 
Damrosch. As for Mclba's reper 

' : Hamlet.""-Manon. : ' " I.es 
'• I, a Traviata." " Kigoletto." 



n that Madame Melba 
ca, which I take to be 

ould rather spend the 
in ICurope, although 



malicious. Resides. I was in I 

achieved to feel angry ; and 
appears in your article, and lit 
I .hall feel amply _ avenged. "_ 



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' An old lady, very 



leatly attired, mo<leM\ which, while unable to enhance their 

;sed the foot- their possession. And I found it ;i pleasing 

id.mu- Mel ha rrllcction lh;il I had been .lcrordrd an 




appear- d l'i, <>'•<} l.id\ -.-marked. " Madame, audience of a queen who is delightfully 

I have just heard \ uu <ng, and I've waited unconscious of her sovereignty, and who, 

here in the hope lhat nm will K-i me take even if rohhed of the gifts which now enchant 

your hand." Mclha, deeply touched, im- the world, would still retain those qualities 

pulsively kissed the old lady on either which enchant her friends her bright intelli- 

cheek. This salutation won from its gemv. her ever ready sympathies, and her 

recipient these simple wonk whirl, Mel ha true womanliness. 



: p m 




," replied Honor, James, of all |)eople ! " 

n her low chair, into the chair she had just vacated, her b 

in- to untie the eyes shining and hard " Uncle James, \\ 

d : wonderfully saved his ncplu w Im.iii destruction 1>\ holdi 

out a helping hand. Poor Jim!" 
i quickly at the Her clear voice broke for a moment, tli 






luiKirs listless linger " 1 pray nighl and morning cli.it In 

iperciliously. "Am I I dream of him. Honor, so often, our 
an? If Ronald hail seme hoy, as he was before he went a 



" Honor, Honor,' said her mother, a pained A pang shut through 1 loner's heart a- 

look crossing her lace, "how very unlike you looked up into the fragile face, and 

to be so bitter." regretted having been carried away to s 

Honor crossed over to where her mother of the prodigal. 

sal and dropped down on the rug beside her. " I le w ill come hack to us sooner or U 



,-. „nly y, 



U- Ian, 



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She spoke with a cheerfulness she was far the pillow. Mourns heart contracted pain- 

from experiencing; the thought had often fully: her mother grew paler and more 

occurred to her ih.it Inn. her onh hnulu-r. fragile d;i\ h\ da\. and the doctors had said 

might he. hut he had always possessed a shock might prow fatal- A tear dmpped on 

warm heart, and would not have left them the thin hand lying outside the counterpane, 

had heen postponed, hut the prodigal still When ready for hed she lay in the 

delayed, and in a few days her marriage darkness, feeling every nerve acutely on 

would be an accomplished fact. the alert. 

I'reselilh Mrs. I.atnuer said -gond-niglit " The dock in the lull helow ticked 

.ind i\.-ni In hed After ligV.ing hci < ,im< II. s,.l,mnl\ ;md <\\:>V llii hour 1mm time to 






thoughts. She exam- 

ings. and picking up 







kindc, Mom 

I m 



^'aiivSl 



HIS HOME com im; 

stomed to' the dim light. Uha, could il ni.an? ' S 
'- ' : icredulously. There 



tcre was a faint sound, which might haw 
en ;t box of matches falling on 
,or. It was followed b) a smotl 
Miration. The figure stole awa 



Jim he, glance 



promised, as it was to be the last time, 1 

laeaf my word I must get 01 




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No, no " Her 



Inr, 



' ',': ■;,",,''" 



wcnl on speaking, Inr voir 

■ vntnm-cl scorn. ;ui(t In- dtvw hack under I lie couch close by : "she mi 

lash of her glance. poor mother ! " 

" Why did ynu not die yc;irs ago? Only In the bustle that t 

I o- night we were udking ot' you, praying th;il m;idc good his esmpe. u 

you might, return, and /'//is is how ( lod Honor npplied tvMonui 







In Nature's Worksliop. 



indeed, that the membei 



■?e.f g ' e i"o 






:m of a desert, l-'or 



ment of animal and v. friable life. Winn must have plenty of worms if you want to 

we come to think, ii could liardlv he grow corn or turnips. 

Otherwise. Things can only exist if' they ' lint there are other unconsidered creatures 

contain in themselves the conditions neces- besides these, creatures which perform for 

sary to existence. Ak unadaptcd animal us functions almost as useful ami important 

or plant perishes instantly. Spiders could as those of the can hworn;s ; ,■■ 

not live in an island which contained to devote' a few pages here to one such group, 

no flies ; kingfishers neeessarilv presup- the sanitary commissioners of the insect 

pose fish; and silkworms imply the world, as i will venture to call them— the 

presence of mulberry leaves. You cannot vast body of minor sextons and sixdegged 

have vultures wild in a country where there scavengers. Has it ever struck you that 

are no dead animals lying about loose; nor as you walk abroad through the rich green 

can you keep bees except when: there are meadows and pastures of England, you 



i, ,1. nun, i ii, t . i.n.,1 m,i , ,i,,/,„ 




■ivies i.t' Knglish i.l.inl:'. and animals : ,1k. 


C^ranslderth- 


rlosuii, of the prairies deprived tin. 














.'. s:.i, whirl, caniin, Ik. all.avd Willi..,,, 




insidnahl, , Ii.., ,,'■!, .il.iv nf a, liana,, pi, , vs. 


how 'seldom on your i 








or rat' or adder, a de 






motived vivalur. „ perform it, tin aeajvaal, 
nit' valuable wu,k an ill.- r.->l .,!' ill..- plan, 


teems with life : but yd 


..I animal v,„inn>,i)i,v. vlnvh I.U.I. a..,...,- 




real indebtedness In them. Darwin 




°v„fti!™ g ago that " ,c hun,ble and dc ~ 


tomb of the deceased 



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■ of cases. Thirty field- going \\,i> that to cross a human path is 
iterred from the stomach sudd i death to shrews, who are always 
of a single buzzard when it was shot in the suppo^ d lor other reasons to be witch-like 
act of digesting after a good dinner; and and uncanny animal--. If the road leads to 
- hurch, a fatal -trokr i- specially certain : 




:xton beetles. But 
they are crossing a road or pat 



IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. 27 

sam s] i 1 

;r and take possession of 

gathered together. All arc eager in lake Knock has represented several kinds engaged 

then' eggs in the dead body. Some of tileiil hap|)ell> oil ell enouii.h in nature. Ihn ii' \ou 
may crawl up from the immediate neighbour <oum the number on any one dead bird or 
hood: others, summoned from alar, come animal, vou will almost ,ihv;,v; find they arc 

sidcrabie distances. They are, as a rule. pairs, male and female. No. 2 shows us the 

their hurving expeditions by night alone. beetles, after satisfying their own immediate 

The insect ju-i alighting from his (light. 1:1 hunger, proceed to bury tile carcass in a very 

the upper pari of the . cmnms and laborious manner. You would 




is then securely armour-plated from head to type. Very suitable for a navvy's mattock, 

foot, and need fear no foe. save birds which The little engineers begin bv excavating a 

Swallow him whole a very tough morsel furrow all round the body, and then a second 

and hedgehogs which crimen him in (heir inside that again, throwing the earth out of 

strong jaws before eating him. However, he each into the previous one; and so on till 

is well prepared for all such enemies, for he the carcass begins 10 sj n f inio the hollow, 

can exude when attacked a very nasty (hud They then dig and tunnel beneath it. carry - 

with ,1 disgusting smell : and this mode ol ;:i; out I. :«\- of earth, one after another, till 

defence, which resembles that of the skunk In; bv bit the carcass collapses into the hole. 

and the poleeat. umuiIK promts i !:■.;■; I, is| m iron:, then behind, and has reached a 

obtrusive inquirers. He must be handled level « ..:—!. rablv below the surface. Then 



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is played in theKast by vultures and the o 

r moiv clieetuallv" and unobtrusively Thev se 



it by burying the they have retired into a clay cc 
[ only preventing ami are undergoing their transl 
; the pastures in the perfect insect. We are h 



IN NATURE'S 


WORKSHOP. 


longer legs of the adult insect beginning to 


forms where our human eyes would b 


dcwlop. while the head assumes ""slowlv Its 




later term. The grubs remain in the cocoon 




through the winter, anil emerge in spring as 


I may add that if the beetles left the 


winged hrrllcs.whcU lllrV ih aWSV Willi their 

briliiant wing eases raised, in search of con- 




ground, the bodies would dry up, a 


genial mates and more dead held mice 1 . The 
best places lo look for all these beetles are 




burying the dead animal, the} provu 


the - keeper's trees, r ' on which game-keepers 






display considerable intelligence. 


to cm ourage flic others. If you 'tap one 
















like gods bv the ancient l.gvphans. 








neighbourhood of Naples. 




lU's : and (Ik- mull, kvllcs haw industry in rolling a lot n[" dark, round hails 
ical insluinu-ni ni" liinr mvn in alnmsl as !»l; as rlvmsrlvi's alunjj; llu- sl.>pr> 

which lluy can rub against ground i> a!nv wii h ! \w ln^in^ and pu-hinu 



"U "l" [1 , I vpinn -I. . i 



r/pTsibleTngl? 



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■ imperfect Southern ;m,l Oriental Mih-t, Hut .is the pellet roll quickly, and the beetle' 
Rites tor a main drainage svstem. The balls are bv no means rapid runners, he seldorr 



ile about in the loose sc 



engaged in this habitual and quaint amuse towards him, he will oi;en give up the pur- 

ment. They have each collected a round suii ol" his lost property, and quietly and 

into shape; they are now engaged in trund- have seen great lights take place at 

ling their booty off at their leisure to times over a disputed ball: though some- 





Till very lately, it was universally believed IV 
the halls, and th.n the young -rubs hatched and deeply religious Egyptian inim 

111111 I 11 I 11 





< 1 suuititic know 


elusion. I opened nunihers of halls myself 


ledge and comparative groups of scientific 






from a hole) 1 discovered ;i h;dfgro\vn kivv.i. 








my own eyes as against those of even the most 


rfA^^Sch^^r'i'l 11,1 




In Egypt, it has been universally believed 






e.illv out of nothing. The immortality of the 




soul and the resurrection of the body were 






to a place of safely, above the level of tile 


thinkers of Thebes and Memphis' instantly 




perceived a fanciful analog)' between the 


Nile. At any rate, scarabs abound in 




Egypt. At a_ very early date, it would 


mummy reviving when the expected day of 



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death, like the partieulaih h\ Mr. 



the days of the month : it was said In Ik- very earb epoch in the Egyptian a 

male nnly, without a leinalc, and .so to typify " Fiom tin- earliest times until the e: 

the creative power and the paternal or the native monarchy," he says, "c 

maseuline principle in nature. Sun-worship, usages continued unchanged. Among 

as we know, formed a large pari of tlu- later was the inscription of names and. tc> 

(though not of the most primitive) Egyptian scarabs. The beetle which rolls befor 

religion; and the ball rolled hv the scarab he ought rather to have said behinc 

was therefore supposed 10 personify Ka. the "a hall of mud m which its egg is corn 

great sun-god. In one way or another, the was, at some period so remote thi 

practical elements in the religion of Egypt. became the symbol of the resurrection, 

cod, and scarab hieroglyphs re-creation of all tf. 




, so they buried torn:, that ot the revered insect god. they are 

; and these were rendered still more sacred by their mystic 

From the living inscription^, wlm h consist of appropriate 

sacred by being religious phrase- in hieroglyphic writing. 
i the hob name from Eg M ,i. the belief.,, the luck and 

ubs of this kind. value ot engraved scarabs as charms or 

and regarded as amulet- pa^ed on to the Greeks, and also 

the Egyptian have been found: and in the old Etruscan 

from a seamen tombs siu h link) bca>t> are t omp.uatively 

is illustrated in common. They are mostly made more or 

ie live beetles in less in imitation of the Egyptian originals. 

1 costly Egyptian beliel in the vim litvand talismanic character 



7_V XATl. RE'S WORKSHOP. 






oches or suspended o 



the supply of the gi.-nuiiu- article dors not by each plant or annual itself for its own 

quite keep pace with tin.; increasing ik.- purposes ; it onl\ incidentally server lo 

mands ol the modern tourist: and there k benefit the others I bus the burying beetles 

antiques at Luxor." u Inn hundi ed ■■ m taUe and oslensiblv " U .. their own food and 

scarabs with nice imitation hieroglyphic the food ol" their offspring : it is merely 

iusci-i|ilious are neatly tinned out for the as an incidental refill, undesigned by -.belli 

market every season. selves, that they assist in purifying the air 

About sixty different kinds of live scarabs and the soil for all other species. Or, to 

trict in Europe, Asia, or Africa : and four trknis little crealuiv- .ire working individually 

of these kinds can be easily distinguished for their own ends. the\ are also in the wider 

as being individually represented in ihe old scheme of naliire «■■■ king unconsciously and 

ike their personal advantage u> perform good work for 
mily, but The good work pel formed by ihest a\engers 

numbers on the Surrey hills where I have and the refuse of fond were left about every- 

puehed im leni. Ibis Lrmhsh dungbeeile where freely on the open, germs of disease 

U[) neat little heaps of clean sand at the more commonly than e^.n ,il pr^.tit. liui 

mouth of its hole, like miniature mole- a large number of scavenger annual-, 



he ground, and the refuse as fertili? 
a shapeless into the first layer of th 



and foreign scavenger beetle* perform is hardlx a human Hade or a human activity 
a useful task by following tip animals which docs not find its eountcrpart some- 




was swaggering down the road his own little Nellie, tripping al 

to Shnrncliffe Camp: that is side ? and lie never thought of hi 

as much as his 5 II. 2in. of He had known her for years ; as children 

prettiest girl in Kolkestone was holding on toother, and when he was a little older lie 

affectionately to his left arm, and in his right used to spend the pence he got for holding 

hand he displayed to lull advantage his new horses and running errands in sweets for 

silver-topped cane, the result of several Nellie: and now thai ihev were grown up. 

weeks' savings. and that she was in service and he was 

"Little Willie," as his comrades of the wearing a red coat, they "walked out" 

" o- ei. I ' h "special enlistments." He "When I get my stripes, Nell, we'll get 

was running riot throughout the country, Xell nodded her assent. 

and the inspector surgeon had passed "'()\v long 'II diet he, Will?" 

htm, saying that he was sure to grow to " Not so very long, neither," he said, his 

-:.:iul.:vi: h. : .'it as he was only just eighteen. boyish face lighting up with the ambition of 



glanced at the set look of 



strutted through the town 



be, maybe less- they're a-wanting f 

'ilerea loud voice behind them put ai 
to further confidences. *■ I llo. little 
where are yer a-going, so aughtydike? 
won't as much as look at a pal ! " 

The two stopped and looked round a 



WEEPIN' WILLIE. 



that looked down prnicctingly on were the admiration of tin- parade, and even 

nkiml in general. So without further the colonel wondered liow thc\ always looked 

c ranp.il up on the other side of Nellie so bright and spotless. Willie was' an ideal 

i " Pleased to meet yer. miss." soldier's servant, anil was quite happy if he 

on the other side : however, there was under his heavy rille. with blistered feel and 



t forastroll. Nell was distinctly patroni/ing. eonlidence ; and so It eame about that there 

Why don't yer grow. Will? \"er ain't as was never sueh an ideal soldier's senant as 

his was an awful blow; up till now, in one of the disused huts of Shorneliffe 

ie had been the only one person who Camp. The hut was packed with unbelted 

that she should turn on him like this of the | alar ,nngs. anil passed round 



good sighl broader in 

lie shouting spicy ami personal re 



the shoulders than ever vou 11 he. Why, 'e'd and' laughing 



table as a 



Alter half an hour's walk these amenities 


middle of a song and accept a think lint 










.: his company. , il was a great relief to both. 


link ink-rest in the proceedings. W ilia 








unnoticed : whv he had come .11 all he 


lav on his hard barrack bed" that night and 


not know. Perhaps il was that mutlciij 




preferable lo the deserted ban.a , room 




his present stale of mind. There he sal 






1 ill Isi lure. N lh 


' ' ' ' 1 1 11 1 ' ,' 1 


ivas absent from the rendezvous, and lie 








n the hope of meeting her. lie did meet 






quiet about?" 




d line gave all nipiTCi p 




the bully shouldered his w.n through 


ivenl straighl hack to his cheerless barrack- 






Willie's com' to give us a oormir song : " 










Captain Archie Trevor was Little Willie's 


tormentors closed up around him. 



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id of applause followed tl 



tcatly tripped up our young gallan' 



mug?" Big Hob said, as he caught tip the and deposits 

tankard from the floor. more he struggled to his feet, but as he 

"In course, if yer ain't wet enough looked round the circle of grinning faces, 



-Males, the nipper's 'inled as 'mt I'm his life unbearable, he felt a lump r 
souiflV: Then lake vcr bloomin' tipple; throat ; his fists ill 
Oi'll \i,v none of it:"" and he poured the se ' ' 




every time he thought of it. And so the 

tn, you\e not heen crying .' '' hattalinn as a drat: m uiakrg i tin- r;iv.i^-s 

'd past, slir applied ;i niiiH I" 




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treat now ! " Big Hob shouted to Little Willie, 
to smash : who was slavering along under die weighi <>i 



"That'll make some of the hoys perspirite. ing creeper, and he measured li 
m thinking," Sergeant Thomson replied, as the ground, his rifle going off as 
s eyes followed the direction of Big Bob's Immediately a young recruit 



il \\a-. ,il 1 II I Captain 1 11 I I I 

"I'll send the men up lo that ledge in thing. The men were all over the plac 

skirmishing order," he said to one of his some of them a hundred or more van 

can re-form and do the rest with a rush ; 1 parrs, and then discharging their rifles fro 

fifty yards to the summit from there. What they gradual!) worked their way upward 

do you think. Mason?" the tribesmen's good shooting began to tal 

not, as we've got to do it, and the general then one of the lieutenants threw up h 

will be coming along on the far side in hands and fell forward, shot through tl 

another couple of hours. By Jove. Trevor, heart in the act of kicking a man who w; 



.s the m 



half-past four now. How many of them are mere chary of exposing til 

' Only 'a couple o!" hundred. I suppose, on the sky-lint'. 

could play the very devil with the brigade: strewn hill-side, and the s 

it's a sheer drop of ix. I'., into the mad from lktlc closer up to their she 

where they are, and they'd be rolling those bent their heads down a 

great boulders on lo the fellows' heads. There was not a man then 

Company, fall in. 'Trillion! Vou will ad- have called a coward with 









<il" buffaloes, with wild cheers and idc 






llins. niii'g.Ts on the skv 


dead and wounded. Hut, scattered a 






■Uv'illlll Willi ii-. lit t K less 




nun will widen mil .is fir 


coming in sight, it was too much to 






:s, and continued the as 



niin- with i m i H » 
v, placed his hands in his "Than! 



wishm lor this e\ 




dhows preparatory understand 



'eard aright when 1 saw all the utlu 



It was Willie's first 



Iconic him : " I'll get you to repeal t 

disguise die out of this cursed liuss ; i 




c duskv 

'."* Captain Trevor said, as he clainbarcil up chicl In [In- summit again, i losch pur- 

■ -wni- ...l ledge k that was shcltel sued by tin- Knglishmcn, while all along 

g the two men. " I'crhaps those beggars ilu- slope whiu- helmets and bright steel 






. Once 



re opening I.- 



itilated " his helmet, to snatch a 
and the next nunm-nt Captain Trevor Mag (, Hides cavalry, die aihanoc guard of lin- 
gered, and would have i.i'ilen had not the brigade, came clattering along the mountain 

Carefully, and exerting all his strength, 

for Trevor was a big man. Willie lifted him II was a proud day for A Company when 

over his shoulder, and began slowly to all llir l-'inga! \ alley brigade were paraded in 

be saw the tribesmen on Vinon'a ( 'ross. and nn man cheered louder 

lenly leap to their feet. and. than big Bob. 









bought it' 



WEE PIN' WILLIE. 



Maje,lvV tiolh Line late ,,f the ['in; 



jntparetl with 'im, least- dirty scrap of paper 
, conmii trial "lain '",!n'"n t'l 



ic. Then there 




L-c cheers lor ' Wcepill' words " l-'eir 

tipper, the l.ravcst man lastly, a line 



. 1 nimal t : rieutlsliip. 




axj.ua /. i-Rji:\i>sini\ 





id they had doubtless been acctts- 

v.arm I'ur eloak about litem. So This I 

il, ' Might she take them to bed him to perfont 







will ;l(Ii)j)| ihelll,' 1 SUggeslcd, not intending 


his name nut to be published, but who- 




statements we have very good reasons l 


th'Hlgti! 11 an excellent idea, anil iirh'd Upon 


believe to be absolutely" true, send.s us ll 




extraordinary pholo. uiwn below. "Aw; 




out in New Zealand," our kindly coir 


h>m -cat, fat and amiable; he lived in the 


spondent was able to take this curious pi 


M-hoolrooni In a wadded basket, which jnsl 


lure. lie tells the following story in eo 


fitted him comfortably.) "lie will cat them 








the bystanders, 'and perhaps it is just as 


are mother ducks, and some ducklings ■ 




mine, appearing neglected, were put into 




small box, with flannel, to add to the 


slufTed into his lap : they at. once nestled 


comfort. As one of our cats happened ' 


down and Molly went off to sleep again. 




Some of ns looked in later in the evening to 








was sitting up washing the rabbits 1 It 


more ado Minna jumped into ilw box. ai 


was the funniest thing in the world : he 
evidently remembered his own nursery days. 


there and then adopted them as her vc 


own. When tbev fell out of the box, si 


hgh si his Strang charges When he 


very tenderly picked them up in her moil 


and replaced them. When lliey peeked 




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ut besides having to siK-klL' her own offspring, of ;t 
unding si> gloomy, sad-eyed, and reproachful and 
i die right, she also has to nurse the as t' 



'\ i i ; '"i-,,"',n'| l, '',''' ! '"' i r ! «'" '','". T 'n'h'k 'j'"'"" "l U | N " ' V^f. 

on the milk of the mother ass. searches for I^^BJ tfl^Hi 

The pretty terrier shown : n the next illus- the dog. if the BHtA. ^%Bfck 

puppies all died soon after birth, leaiing the happen to be [.__. _ ^_ : ..i 

the dog was inconsolable. Il refused its ruler in the immediate neighbourhood,.!™! the 

food, moped, and grew thin. One day. how- clog seems ' 





k'lunginj; to 
hmdi in tin: sl;>hlo. aml'.-iru- nl'ia'i iillimal ii k it-.. Nn licn-nmlhi-r 




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Miss Cayley's Adventures. 

By Grant Allen. 
fTURE OF THE ORIENTAL ATTENDANT. 



| In, ll „ ll, , l,,l „ll,l , < 


refuge in \sia Mriea Mncriea \ustralia 


II, ,ll, mi. 


or the I'aeifie Islands. 


Still no news from Harold I It was cruel, 




I thought. My faith almost flagged. lie 


til tl„ papers ,1,1, took his guilt is certain 


was a man and should ho brave How could 


judging an untried cause, they treated hint 






already as the detected criminal, the fugitive 


just think to what serious misapprehension it 












and waiting for Lad}- ( leorgina. It was 




earl}-, too earl}-, hut oh, why didn't she 




come! Unless .vecvec/r soon svuip.nhi/ed 



/ening at latest. As to details, authorities eery -rand carriage driving up to the door- 

iffered. The officials of the ( ireat. Western way the porch with the four wooden 

.ail way at I'addington were convinced that Ionic pillars. I took no heed of it. I was 

wrecked, and Harolds with it. Vet, dimly 
through the mist. I became conscious after a 

on die other hand, were e-jually certain dial while thai the < mi _ \ lit (I it li dim 

he had slipped away with a false heard, in prince; 1 could set- the hi. iek faces, die white 

company wilh '-his accomplice." [ I i — msun, unbans, the gold limeades of the alteiidants 

by the .S. i5 p.m. to I'arix EvcivIxkK took in the dickey. Then it came home to me 

it lor granted, however, that he had left with a pang thai this was the Maharajah. 
London. It was kindly meant : yet after all that had 

Conjecture played with various ultimate been insinuated in court the day before. I 

destinations Spain. Morocco, Sicilv. ihe wasb\ no means over pk-ased thai his dusky 

Argentine. In Italy, .aid the Cltro,ihh\\\i- Highness should conic to call upon me. 

might lurk tor a while he spoke Italian Wails have eyes and ears. Reporters were 

fluently, and could manage to pul up al tiny hanging about all over London, eager to 

osh-ric in oul ol'lhe-wav places seldom visited distinguish thcm.selves bv successful eaves 

b\ laiglMiuien. ! le might in Albania, dropping. They would note, with brisk 

there, and might in turn be hunted. lie in tin- day on Mi»I.ois ( avlev. with whom 

some remole .put in I he < 'arpal hia lis < a I he consultation.'" I had half a mind to send 

balkans, said ihe (huh Vf.v.e quite proud down a message that 1 could not see him. 

leaden-foot'ed justice in this age. said the shame of the cross-e\ed n.C.'s m ept-akal >it 



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Lack in liis pla<v with his lordly Eastern air. 


u, Rajput llu yea, irl.e) 




Schiangi nliad. I remembered he had Mri 






attendants in the dickey descended ob.-c<jui- 


the features of ,i. high hum Indian gem 






dr^M'il as usual in rich Oriental stuf'K and 










all vaguely recalled the highest type 


He bent forward respectfully with Oriental 


the Eastern temperament. Now, he h 


suppleness to take his Highmss's orders. 


blackened his face and hands with soi 






entered the porch wilh the wooden ionic 


later and the resemblance to a Rajp 


pillars, and disappeared within, while the 


chief was positively startling. Ill his £0 


Maharajah loMed liis hands and seemed to 


brocade and ample white turban, no pass 






A minute later, a knock sounded on my 


doubting him. 






nd faced him. The Mood 


■•Thai's bad, darling'. I 




cheek. " Harold ! " I cried, 


had Iran, warned mv li.ee 




\lv jov overcame nie. He 


Indian." 




li, arms. ' I allowed him. un 


" I.ove has sharp cws." 


Fo 


r the first time he kissed me. 


can see tlma.eh l.rick 



D VESTURES. 



Harold. But all London, I am sure, would He arranged all this ; it was his own idea 



been arrested the moment the jury benight Hinduism. I don't suppose the disguise 

"And why were von not " I asked, draw hut il will last lung enough for us to get 

ing back. "Oh, Harold, I trust you: but salelv awav to Scotland." 

tvhy did you disappear and make all Ihe "Scotland?" I murmured. "Then you 

ivorld believe you admitted yourself guiln ' " mean in I rv a Senieh marriage?" 

He openedhis arms. " Can't you guess ? " " It is the i nc; . c 

lie cried, holding them out to me. be married to-day, and in England, of course, 

he murmured, leaning nvei me anil clasping keep us waiting about for a day or two. 

me. "If ever I were pom. friendless, hunted In Scotland, on the other hand, we can be 

To-day, except you and dear (leorgev, I steel, dear fellow. Do you consent to go 

very few days I shall doubtless be a eon- good sicad. "Implicitly." I answered. 

irrevocable. You 
■ he torn from you 

I In II l" i I iid " '',',""" ', "uough my tears. 

were too full of thought lor words.' Then "This makes amends lot all," he cried, 

suddenly. II. cold mused himself. " Uc must " Lois, to have won such a woman as you, I 

precious, ewry minute's delay dangerous. that I hid myself last nighl. I wanted to 

"Go down?" I exclaimed, clinging to "And after we tire married?" I asked. 

What is your programme?" "I shall give myself up at once to the 



52 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 

ten," I said, sobbing. " It is a brave man's "Bloomin' fine cricketer!" one porter 

hat will, I will strive! I , „' ill, vi ViL not m> dusiv'fo, 'nigger tin 

"I knew you would," he cried. "I was otlu-r man replied. " I'ust-rite bowler ; but. 

it mistaken in you." Lord, he can't 'old a candle to good old 

We embraced again, just once. It was Ranji." 

.lie enough after those years of wailing. As for myself, nobody seemed to recognise 

I drew back. "Not with you, dearest," rirrumstanre that, tin- evening papers had 

whispered. "Not in the Maharajah's published rough wood-cuts which professed 

image. You must start by yourself. I to be my portrait, and which naturally 

insom." raw-boned, hard-featured termagant. 

He saw I was right. It would avoid I took my seat in a ladies' compartment 



lm tnd im litil In vn travelling jacket i 


'• Decidedly, " I answered. "Go 




Partab. Don't come near me aga: 


glass. The seconds were precious. I saw 


get to Edinburgh. It is danger 


tin- Maharajah drive away, with Harokl in 


The police may at any moment heat 






Oricnljlh ,il nl II, looked ill, ,'erv eounte, 




part of the Rajput by his side. Then 1 




descended the stairs and walked out boldly. 




As I passed through the hall, the servants 


••■Sou are right," he cried; "Lois 


and the vi-itors stared al nle and whispered. 




'!"■■, > -:■ : with nods and liftings of the 


I 'wished' 1 could think so mys 


e;e hi, ,w. . 1 was aware that that morning I 


'twits with serious misgivings that 


At Piccadilly Circus, I jumped of a 


tra Oh,°that"long journey" north, al. 


sudden into a passing hansom. " Huston \ " 


ladies' compartment with the fee 



■ quick! I have no time to spare." And. as able : it was an endless agony. He had the 
the man drove off, I saw, by a convulsive Maharajah, who loved and admired him, to 



up before 



ied his Int to me 'iholfh nihotiViso he 


journey would be taken' by everyone for a 


,ok no overt notice. Hut' 1 saw his keen 




res follow me down the train. Harold, in 








le. One or two porters, and a few curious 












i ■''■ ■ - That's the , hap as was up yes 


immediately surrender himself. 






■taige: to his neighbour. Hut nobody 


1 11 111 






underlying hang-dog e: 




link I t U I i i I 1 II I I 

winrhin- the Mahaiajah ;iiul myself, as mi--- of the AsluuM will rase. i le al-o lingered 

the) had nut \vt :;iie^cd th.n Harold had and thru went hark to confer with the dciec- 

disguised hiniM IT. ()Ml ..["tin two im.uial.if liw. I'liu-, puuing l\w> and tv,o together. 

his pockets, along the train once niore. told in our favour. Most men trust much to 

and pi.ned a cig.n' un.h the nonchalant air just such vague expectations. They form a 

of a sporting gentleman. Bui 1 was certain theory, and then neglect the adverse chances. 

anxious to exhihit. that he must be a spy detective hv taking him thus, psychologically 



) MAGA7JXE. 
far as I could tell 



i. and 'scribbled a 



"Take this to a black 

said, "in a r ,,1,'nU 

touched his hat, nodded, 
smiled, and took it. 
Would Harold see 




tomed stoppages. I 



running through ? Oh, 
learned the interpreta- 
Then gradually, gently, 







and waited, 






r. 1 1 ;i.ppil\- 




,■:::„■,! slip 






e. No need 














glance 








'.:-.! thiol!-] 




ii ping 




■scaled the 



-. u (li>.i|»|)i-an-(l. tlu- dctrctiu'.. In-ad observing the M^nals, doubtless, to discover 



J//.V.V CAY/.EVS ,i/)i/:\7tav:s. 



Harold's face just showed from another 


at Dunbar: and as the train happened to 




pull up. we thought we needn't waste time by 


might cillicr of them Ik I'alal. He glanced 




inquiry at me. 1 nodded back. "Now! ' 






'• Ye should have changed at licrwiek,'' 










jumped (.111 ; so did Harold. We faced one 






dentally) at our extravagance in paving 
the extra fare to Edinburgh and back 






'I'he detective, still absorbed on the signals, 


In >pile of agnation. 1 managed lo summon 


never once looked back. One second later. 




we were safe at Dunbar, and he was speeding 


ere now had melted the hearts of rickshaw 


awav by the express for Edinburgh! 


coolies and of French douaniers. He thawed 




before it visibly. "Time was important to 




us," I said — oh, he guessed not how im- 


For half a minute I coul.l not speak. My 




Ilrio)ir'VlianilX , '1 ! !,eMVl,e"t!ion'i,',a"le! 


good for the company 1 " 

"Thai's true," he answered, mollified. He 






"You can't get out here/' he said, crustily, in 


North liritish shareholders. " But how about 




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eart-soften- Scotland for twenty-oni 

n fancies,'' prcecdine the mania-., i 

tdced (such is the " If you were Scotch." I 

men). I fell myself go through the ccrcmom 






ami glanced loivard-, llaiohl "an Indian- 
born subject of Met Majesty, il would be 
impossible for me to do il : the ceremony 
would be invalid, under Lord brougham's 



V anybodv would appcalingly. " Harold.'' \ 
tv lace and heard " do you think we could n 
I. " bm. perhaps selves safely anywhere in S 



j/z.s.v c,i y/./; v.s .i/)iv:x/-i.-A7-:s. 



other of us, puzzled. "Harold?' 
"Harold? ' Thai doesn't sound 



will rase?'' 1 said. and then urn inusi 
line ahnul it in the can : later on, it 



lllen I added. 'slow]'. '■' rl,i- is Mr. I I .,',', '.i'l doubtful. 

Does' he look like a forger? 1 want in Veal handbook. before Lord brougham's 



■ are married, he will marriages. The usual phn 
to the police - if you marriage does not bold goi 



must be. ( ;,„■/' vou manage it somehow ? " 


usual residence in Scotland, or else has lived 


M |l ;o« ton hcdl.il II I] 






ceding the date of the marriage. ii' vou 


forebears. Lad, < iiimo ere Tillinglon's son. 


like, i will wail I nstill Iho authorities." 


is it not? Then vou must be Younger of 


"Xo. thank vou.'' I cried. "There is no 




lime to lose. Marry us first, and look it up 




afterwards. 'One or other' will do. it seems. 


"What does he mean?" I asked. "Younger 
of ( '.lcdcliffc ? " 1 remembered now- that 


Mr. Tillington is Scotch enough. 1 am sure : 


the phrase had occurred in Mr. Ashursl's will, 


lite marriage turns out invalid, we only 


though 1 never understood it. 


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"A Scotch fashion," Harold answered. 


"The heir lo a laird is called Younger of so- 




name in Dumfriesshire: a twa small estate: 








"Then you are a Scotchman?" the 






,1, legal lorn, before foe witnesses. Then he 


" I have never counted myself so," Harold 


pronounced us duly married. In a quarter 


answered. I'ranklv: "except In remote descenl. 


of an hour more, we bad made declaration lo 


YVc are treble of 'the female line at ( llcdolil'l'c ; 


thai effect before the sheriff, and were form 


still, lam no doubt more or less Scotch by 


ally affirmed lo be man and wife before the 








hold in t'.ngland as well. 






purpose. But then— the lady ? " 




"She is immitigatedly bnglish." Harold 


of Canterbury in Westminster Abbey." 




Harold lurued lo the minister. "Will 


"Xnl quite." I answered. "I lived four 


you send for the police?" be said, calmly. 



i charge mi a confession of foruyrv ? " llic 
[ 1 1 II 11 il I 



sake of jicltin^ married, nol to escape appre- 
hension. I am here, openly, under my own 

decide: if you choose, you can arrest me." 

The siiperimciHlcnl conferred lor sonic 
time in another room with the sheriff, '['hen 
o the study. 



lkling of a plan to set 1 [amid ritdil aeuin 
The will we had proved but I must i 

When we parted, Harold kissed me on I 

irehead, and murmured rather sadly, "N 

ippose if- "" 




Unique Log- . 1 larks. 




n-.iiiiK-ii. Logging ramps nf I. >g,;i.uks and cattle-brands ; 
1 the heart of a forest. vided In law, placed on a die in 



limb.. '-.and planks! I'hcrclor.. ', | ., ..',',;,, S, J When tin- I 



hauled, perhaps several " ^JL . . Is has left the saw- 
miles, to the hank ot the f m m f^f—i . mills further and further 
mar. Some o, da- eamp- J M f > \ / from the product with,,,,. 
contain as inanv as ,00 or I \ / \J lu.htl in 
400 men, and this force is HI W \# and the logs have to be 
kept liusv during the entire J 7 I floated great distances. 

hauling thin, to l':ie n\ee Here lhe> .ire e-iia'. ,\\A 0:1 ,l,e Mississippi river logs are 

|,laeed 11, hug, piles, .\>u\ it is at this tune frcouciilly laken as nuieh as 300 miles, 
that the log-mark ,,f the owner is piaeed epon On one r : \ei perhaps a dozen or more 

them by an individual known as die ••sealer.'' In inhering linn-, having no connection with 

whose dul\ it also is 10 measure the diameter ear], oilier, are operating, and when spring 

of each log and keep a record of it. comes all their logs are rolled into the 



In 
curious log-marks— odd ar 






k during a log "drive" is the ii 
most dangerous connected wil 



■pels. Irogs, hahies. yokes, daylight, so that tltev may eat their break- 




THE STRAND MAGAZINE, 




big from bank to Iwnk of the stream, form- tcred 
ing an almost solid wedge, which constantly of a 

Ivrnnu-, larger am! more compact. Ii i-- and' 



is termed. A remark- 



in length. Anothi 



f, extended ten miles. f\ T T f | \ Quiiw. near the head of 

.river was also the Mvne, ft II I Lake TemiscamingUc, when 

ity years ago, of perhaps _ ^^ \t^ JL he heard a young Iivneh 



trtr 



ttinilv. jumped upon one. With hold the string of logs forming ilo- booms. 

in i:o poes,[s !„- .10. -i.on.o.ly A river is divided off inlo a siiftieient number 

hi- impriniscd !err\ to take him of " booms " to pro\ i.U- a separate boom lor 

osite ,hore le. iiialsiie.,111 :h, logs eaeh linn or intli\ ideal having logs ' ■' 

.d through a rapid. Here the log "' 



began to re\ol\v i.ipidly in 
but ite speedily checked tlr 



then stretched 
This swings only a few 



and all the time w.i. whistling eheerile. between the first and second booms for 

apparent!) wholly oblivious of the danger. those of another, and so on. As the logs 

When the log upon which be stood was are lloaled down from the stationary -drive" 

swept across the river and above, which, perhaps, fills 

8. / 

— ~ M the men whose duty il is to 

% *■ 1- rate the logs catch them 

I '"'■> •"■'■ fl "-'"'' 1 

ous work of log driving. down to them, hastily glance 

driving, that he has frequently seen the bank, pull themselves and the log to a point 

drivers cross rivers which were comparatively due. tly above the boom of the owner of the 

Iree of log.,, -i! warding noun a log and log. and then release it. and permit il to lie 

web lb, ii l,cl in., king il rovo:»ci|Ullc swii'tlv. carried In the current inn. lis- prop, i hi 



With tile aid of 













in a diseased craving of some undistinguished in Knglish. The story was told us in tin 
couple tor notoriety, or, as is more likely, in beautiful garden of I. he Chateau Juvisy. th. 
a lark of striking headlines tor some very magnificent house which is now M. Flam 



stinguished by an imagine ■ before I had entered a balloon, I was, at 

tion very rare in men of science, and liis heart, an enthusiastic aeronaut. To hang in 

theories of the inhabitation of the stars are of space above, looking down upon the rolling 

a very striking and beautiful character : while world below, and all the little people in it, 

many other of his astronomical speculations u;b tor wars the height of all my ambitions, 

are similarly bold and original. Nevertheless, I never expected to make an 

began more than thirty years ago, and since ing as those which actually accompanied my 

that time he has been a most enthusiastic first balloon experience. 

aeronaut : making very numerous aseents and Just before our mariia-e. in diVus-dng with 

p riant Riitii I II I I 1 li li. mid take. I begged him 

tnnsTmdln M, j in, (1 , tl 1 , il il ' ' l , th ' like circumstances'" 

meteorologist and aeronaut. It is of the M. Flammarion understood my meaning 

wedding trip performed in a balloon by at once. Indeed, the same thought had 



A WEDDING TOUR IN A BALLOON. 63 


From this moment Flammarion was busily be as vou wish, of course. In faet, t 


en-aged with th ■ crnn.iu M In] llod.rl .... i'w . .irry fou, tnd as we otirselvc 








consequence of Flam- 




Unfortunately, the 01 












vcrv dee[) offence to a u 


maile memorable the first 




u-ui[l'.\ man -0 d. e;i. la 
the Abbe was almo 






estranged from my httshan 














before' a registrar in ICng 




































Sophy, ulml, 1 cvpeet to he 












Km in' The end he waived 






















tlndard had had an \,| 












amUas no, u, 


fission, -nrh as is usually 


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Catholic ceremony. The short, had finished, ami > 






marion's determination in this respect. :ci :n- \ igunais hand s, :/cd the la idee s am 


eloquence and his pains went joyous voice cried, "And 
















^ftfe 


confusion of our happim 






we had <|lli[e iorgolten tl 


pleaded the excellent Abbe. 










the breakfast lo which. 






a matter of fact, he had be 




W^^H 




"No! Never! Not even 


«: ^m 




that!" was Flanm.arion's 






final answer. 




mom. installed hinis, 


"Then,'' persisted the 




fortably, and careful 


Abbe, " you will at any rale 


hS^H 




lavour malting connectetl 












am mfte 












^%b'*™ 




"Most certainly," Flam- 










marion replied, ^rather m ' ' ,'„, , t ,,,:, ./ ' '' ' evening in our halloo 








balloon/' 


friends. I 1 


ivc filled this bug uith 111 



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watching, '["he weather was perfect, hut we 

should manifest itself! '"' 
umeiiow-!" But what of the Abbe"? When the start 

he stammered.'" "What what's this? Kit the d.iv when l-.rn.-M Manimanon called nn 

I ire . '„ ' "d i'i " i l», "it i ,, , \bb ."bin found 'that h "t i" '!w"!'"t'roi,'i 

joke, but the simple truth. We cult en. IW home, at 1 .a Yarcnnc Saint Hilairc, which he 

In had an apopleeti, lit indeed, lie irn die Abbe's servant assured Idaniniari.in that 
nearly died. What should we have dune il he would be back, doubtless in the evening, 
the lit had occurred in the balloon ? 1 le is So a note wars written and left on the Abbe's 

The poor Abbe was thunderstruck. "And in a balloon: do not miss this celestial 
" I've been telling everybody I know 1 People o'clock at the gas-works of La Villette. — 

should have put them : but that's beside the August, oS;.,) dawned brilliantly, and the 
question — they came. And now we are day fulfilled the promise of the dawn-- -a 
trot to go! 1 shall be the hiughin:: stock ilciightfiiliv equable temperature, a gentle 
of all my acquaintance 1 It's too bad too breeze, and a bright sky. And at five we 
bad I " assembled at the gas-works— our aeronaut 
ough th ' 



mained melancholv. not\\ithsl;mdin» the 
mem occasion, ami the fact that Madame 


11 il,,,, ,, i, ,nd mtts, h,s. with a number 


Oodard, who was present, assured him that 












In parting from him. f'lanimarion cheered 




him hy the assurance that he .v/ev, Id <_;o up in 




a balloon ahvr all. for, in fact, the project was 




only deferred. Anil so the Abbe departed 


the end of title.: hours, find the balloon 


hopefully. Hut who can count on the 




. 


this case, though Codanl and bis assistants 




end of the matter. 






The balloon, which rolled and swung 


wedding day. On the eve of the day fixed 


before us, had been specially made for us, 






f'lammarion. the publisher came to see us. 






had a magnificent dark golden tint, most 








sunshine. 




In vain we awaited the Abbe. We 


become, and one had very few opportunities 






Mailed bis receiving the note, or whether he- 




might be ill. It would soon be impossible 


or should from any cause toiv^o bis claim. 


to wait longer. The ball i trembled, and 


the great globe rose, little by little, from the 


Krncst quite understood the situation, and 


ground. Soon it was a Irulv beautiful obje. 1. 




weight we seemed ic 

by admiration of the wonders about us. of a candle. At tin's time oiu height «as 

Nothing so magnificent had I ever about ;,oo or ( oo luetics, and we ga/cdmcr 






, the fields, and tile- wu.i. I- all l.ilipu 
e passed '(.v el the Unites ( 'hainiionl 



Till: STH IN/) 



looked, and with a cry he inslantly snatched ricnccd a good bath in the Maine 

the pipe away. "Do vou want in blow us gerous river in these parts, 
all up >" he exclaimed." (iodanl threw out ballast, and w, 

IhilC.odardiuolvIv laughed. "11a: ha!" higher still. "What will the Abbe l! 

light to' it! " ' 




:i : ■!,■.., i.l "Hi rn... '. n\ (1:1111m! ,,s iii full daylight, and the linn 

mild perceive sometlihm innvine. height of i.poo metres, and we seemed to In 
he said. ' entering into another world. Here all Naluri 

' ig air. far below. were in the clouds. My husband li ■ 



Ida ario 



He' Ham 



■ rihod li, 






"This is the place, 

"this is the place, cl 



scape while alps, glaciers, valleys, ridges. 

i ■ . ■ stic panoramas. Slupend 
ous combats between the clouds arose and 

hurled and flung themselves in mighlv com 




'i-' of the mists. ;mk1 -..lilm- -rivm-lv under li-lil. U'.is n ,i liuhihouse ? No. w 
the deep blue sky, in i he pak- light of the far in mi tlu: sea. Reassured on this point, 
moon. we are soon uneasy in regard to another, I'm 



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K^INTRODUCTOX 





very ;iri of writing the t it It.- Mr. Spu -Inunn 

has tvcordrd thai lliuv ;iiv a-, many versions 

origin of the periodical itself. 

II I I I I UK - >. < 

•W: EatiiMu-ji Cull,- iiu-.tjng .|i.,kf ..t i In- ;:.i(«-r, 






hi of having thought ol tin- ( 
■hich is (rrtainlv an inlimt 
ban "runny I Jogs wi 



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No. 2 is the first 









reallv 


Ill,- liN 


















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\evvn 






litll 


,.7;"Wv/.'// ( . 










e.gh. 


en shill 


ngs 



Mr. Puneh's long series 
or eartoons. 'litis was 
done by A. S. I lennine. 



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/'('act 


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THE FIRST TOOTH. 




this sketch is 




doiiUcdlv" l>v Thackcrav : the lull ran 


It is the first part of a full-paw article 






he cartoon sl„„,„ in Xo. f, contains llle 


hirth of the Prince on November 9. 1 S. 


picture ot ( in, vii \ ii ton:! in /,ov,//. ;iml 


.mil which ,il-.o i.tox to tin ::-,i: ... 


| '!■<>' nts Mr koli, rt [Yd sent lor bv th, 


caused to the Kilif. "1 llano,..: l„ tin hi 




of the t.l, loon's .,o,ll,l child. /',„„■/, writ, 




"There are now two cradles between 1 




LM 


ds Mr. Punch's politics, 








owing words from " 11 




























encveXefthosfonhc'"'^ 




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, V i h . c !] N "> ' 6 K f, 


published, Disraeli was 
i'oung England " party, 




jil 


pi m 


mm 


^^fc- ^ 






i Radical into a Tory : hence the 
i'onhiincd in the lines below this 

it part of this article Mr. Punch's 




f i"fr^-.C-*!i!''. .:<■ ' ifi ' i 




fourth 








D„vK ,.l " Mr. |„hn Hull after an attack 




income Tax." '['his was publish, ,1 in i 




sprin-nt i.S.|K, ami must I Hunk have be 














by 






tin- war i,S.|S. [he l;i\ l« tit ;cl. in tin- /, 




thr vcars i.Sj/i to 1852. 




N'o. 25 was drawn by Thackeray, in 1S4 



of^oo ; 




the Sunday Times, and of 
Douglas jerrold, who is 
leaning against the padded 





gofcfi 



: gouty and entrance. 












of the water every day. Dr. Daniel abundant, and the visitors one evenin 

■Inoss. who prescribed for the sick and taking iln-ir o »n-tii uli< »nal promenade on tl 

nis in .: large wig, brown coat, and skeleton descend from i he cascade. 

j-day, however, Spinbronn is no longer 1-Yitz. It was naturally supposed that 

ouri'le watering place. The fashionable mini lei bail been committed at Spinbror 

)!■•■; haw disappeared ; 1 )r. 1 laselnoss has some wars before, and that the victim h;; 

i .,,, U\< nr-w-t,,-,. ■ ,m,1 tL. t.m-n i..: ,,„!,■ I ,, "ihrrm-n into tin- «nnrr-F> Ullt tt 



d by a 



range and unpravdented catastrophes, 
1 Councillor Hrcmen. of l'irmcsans, 



Milled » 



THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 



Irupeds, birds, reptiles. In fact, seek his fortur 

»st horrible things that could be fill, and was al 

of the neeroes 

ilasdnoss wrote and published a tin- it 



irred. Happily he escaped 



d publish 

,e bones were his fortune. He t 

rid, that they America, and about the period of which I 

ted there in a speak, returned to Pirmesans, and bought 

iversal Deluge, the hoiu.r and wb.ii remained of the practice 



is plumage, fell from the cascade. Impos her shoulders. Altogether si 
ible to maintain that these had existed singular - looking creature, th 



i Hn-lishman. * 'ommoilore 



laugh was dry and 
he. had collected a 




THE SPIDER OF GUYANA. 



I tremble only to look 

■ o] transmission oi minis, ami inyskTious at it. 

tilings whirh they had observed in their ■■ Ami. -mv enough, a sudden pallor spread 

trawls. Another mystery to me was the over his fare. 

singular ml!t:emv which the doctor appeared — [Jab:' said my guardian, 'all that is 

generally particularly lively, ready to he scream at a s])ider, you wen- irighiened, 

trembled like a leal' if she encountered he" m>c regard the creature wiih a strong micro- 

master's eyes fixed upon her. scope, you would be astonished at the 

•'I have told you that hirds. and ,-;■■■■ dm.nv of it-, organ.--, a: llieir admirable 

cavern. After the disappearance of die - ■ li disgusts me.' -aid the commodore, 

visitors. some of the old inhabitant i^isotielv. ' Pouff I ' 

remembered that about like vears befom " And' he walked awav. 
a young girl, Loisa Mull, 

rning to gather herbs, ai 

en or heard of again, but her witn mm. 

ss had written so eloqucnlb ■■'Little stupid.' -aid he. while his cyc- 
le poor girl, who had, no doubt, fh^lied. ' nohodv compels you to look at 

: '- Imost daily acted upon '■ Kvidently he was angry, and Sir Thomas. 



ie cavern, and terror spread throughout lb ■ " ■ Vmn guardian loves his spiders, brant/, 

strict. he said, kindly. ' We prefer the trees am 

"One afternoon, in the month of July. m\ the grass. Co'me with me for a drive.' 

msin was occupied in classifying his insects —Yes, go.' returned the doctor, 'and b 

2fore, at which he was highly delighted. I "Sir Thomas turned and laughed, and w. 

as helping by making a needle red hot in went out to the carriage. 

"Sir Thomas, lying hack in a chair near -ell. and sent hack bis servant. He placet 






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d. The poi 






that I could see. The ! 




m and the shadows wei 




:asoundofbirdorofinsec 




>f death filled the solitude. 


' This sihr 


htened me. I climbed c 


m to the ro 




right and 1, 




[called; 


responded. The sound 




:ated by the echoes filled 


11 I 1 .' 1 ' r 




' OF GUYANA. 



■•■I lead :>.i,i 



:lf,' said tl 
loor. was very pale. 'Tell us de: 

lmr>l l 'im',"il',r room \vl'ur. ' I >". \Vcbcr .t'nd in the depths of the cavern 
ome invited friends were waiting for ns. enveloped in its web— Ah 

Run, run : Sir Thoma- is dead : Sir Thomas " Dr. Weber glanced niiitu 



^t'rVseen 



le. Neither o 

i I , 



her master's approach Agatha began 
ible. The doctor entered brusquely. 



arelj entered before, with Hash neck. He cried out, " Mon Dieu. M,.n Dieu 

nd without a word being exchanged Then the spider returned, spun its \u 

hem [he poor woman began to cry. round him. and swam slowly, genii}' back 

no. I will not.' she shrieked. ' the extremilv of the cavern: drawing S 

I will,' returned the doctor, in tl Thomas after it In the thread attached to i 



THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 

itelligible words, and stopped. The toi 




hatchets on their shouldrr>. My guardian water. 'Inwards midnight the opening wai 



THE SPIDER OF GUYA.YA. 
ok a lighted torch, " Evidently driven by th 



the skv. preceded l>\ dense clouds of smoke, and rustled into die middle ■ ■■ [lie II. ones 
Indited In the rrarkline liana- . Ii.id a weird lursre as a man s. reddish violet In i ol .an. 




The Training Ship " Exmouth." 







lui vmciit anil with ,i measurement mtnal ami suiiml pt.utiea; ti.umna ,,n 'man 

l)J 5i;ft., is I.oikIoii'.s training ship this veteran three-decker. 

easel's ninety- line porthole- still »!neh has attended the E.\m,;,lll is in' 

■uii thuueji her armament i (insist- ( aptain - Superintendent in St. ni' Con- 



Its eomplemenl 



,ould 



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report of Admiral liosanquet, th; 
whom as Inspecting ( 'aptain Ci-m-i 
of Xaval Training Ships there <■; 
hardly be a better authority, ni; 






uah:u"-iih.li.-akna:i:. iir-a in tin- M. .liter Metropolitan 
--- -.n board the Polyphemus ; " 










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NING SHIP "EX.UOUTH ■• 










l' Exmoutli is as thai i>n board a observance of these three pr 





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classes are kept 
going. Yet not 




sound experience 


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THE TRAILING SHIP "EX 




akc to their musketry, bayonet, and in tin- use nl ' rillc, cutlass, and ram 
I. Reader, you need Inn look al and in their more extensive and complic; 
ting snap-shots to [eel tri.it. when application to mililarv tactics, is den 
■■— — d by the photo- : "— 





However, the champions of disarmament making, and so mi, an: part ol the iv.uk -s ih<: 
ami the ad\u<ati > ft pra<v must imt asMinic Un.-. I:;iu- lu haru and ••> prow , liu ant al. 
that tlu: training ship's youthful crew is Indeed, most of the extensive and often 





Ml! - l'„ I," ,, , , ' • . |. 

accounted for by the very nature, by\iie Very N " » '<"<'<•>< Nla " h -'» «"»"-'' '"""" » I' 1 -"" <' 1 "«- l ' i "' l! 

A' v//;<v.'// ( ' abmr all to pn uhi. v sail. >rs nf the work. Thus: ■ 




■; S7A',l-\7) UA< ;.i/.i XE. 



of London's Training 



although, reader, I would lain tell vol 
the large and exeeptionallv skilled h. 



Hall, than whom there 



from the na.ilieal 
Kxmonlll hoys, it 


n this briganline. Apart th 
raining she affords to the ] 1 
she who. by means of her mi 
o southern and western on 
omplenienl ol eecellelltly 111 


before them is s 


'wir .:;";;'; ',!:: t7t :,;; 



f and supremacy of the 
isoled by the hope tl 





Bv W. \ 


\ Jacobs. 


>ursc, there is a deal of 
ughtfully. The men call 

i'Imii, in lln .itll.il* ..ill 


There was one chap aboard. Bill C 
as he used to make a partikler ma 
Bill 'ad the misfortin to *ave red 'air, a 
way the male used to throw that in 
was disgraceful. Fortunately for us < 



souk! od> to hulls | i [ i| il \ i 



in a bad temper, .-specially if ilu-v'w ad square. If 1 could on'y 'ave 'im alont 






THE STKAXD MAGA/.IXE. 



" 'Cos I ail 

soft. "Black your fart' an' 'amis air legs, was silting with Smith on the port side o' I 

ami dress up in them rntton ihings. a.tal go gallev. when v. heard a 'uhbuh approachi 

ashm-e and eet in 'is way." the ship. It was the mate just comi 

last Joe, who seemed to take a great interest and third officers ran up to him to see wT 

in it. went ashore and got tile dials for 'em. was the matter, and while he was telli 

They w-as a light lit I'or Hill. Hindu's not them, up comes the skipper. 
being as wide as they might he. hut joe said " Yen don't mean to tell me, Mr. Fingal 

if 'e didn't I >ciid ahum he'd he all right, and ses the skipper, in surprise. " that you've be 

l'ullin. whowas a smaller man. ...ad his »a- knock. ■■ about like that by them mild a. 

fust class. meek Hindus?" 

lu.i -.-rati ;iv. in' ink bill .'ii.in'i like. Tien live Herman ssilur-mcn. And I lieked \ 

like that. and the second and third pats the mate . 

"Look 'ere," ses the carp. liter. " nnlhin' the back, just like you pat a dog you doi 

\ t ' lili" ses' Bill give me some trouble. ' hock at no ,'vo I " 

might b. iii.ae.i e.e.:i Ilin.hi for ail ymi looked at It. seal il Ocn'n'v was a beamy. 
could tell to the difference.'' ses lite " i hope von reported this at the polit 

pentcr being a very superior sort of a man, a large number, but 1 drove 'em off. and 

and quite an artist in 'is wav. an' Hill sat don't think they'll meddle with any Briti 

down an' let 'im do 'iin with -.nine stuff mil fust officers again." 
of a can that made 'in. look like a Hindu " You'd better turn in," ses the secor 

whai 'ad boon polished. Then bob belli 



The mate limped off will, him, at 



" It's the mate's pride." ses the ei 
"He didrrt like being knocked a 



expected of van, the mate aboard, to make sure. Ther 

:asv time abed this v'v'gc. " enec in the wav tliev came al 

tc start fust," ses Ted Hill. that of the mate' Tim- d 




brill to speak. "Tell quite done up, and at last dropped off m 



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" Soap," answers Bill, mad-like ; -'why, I've o' course, we jumped out o' our bunks and 
used more soap than I've used lor six months :;<u between 'em and told him plainly that it 

)od," ses Joe; "give your- tried everything we could think of, f' 




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3Sj at Inst. " Oh, desa 



v ..i'l' cilkniLi wiih our mouths kindness. Jou was perfectly si 
k up like Kn^li-shnu-n wol we nobody could siy hut wot it w;is 




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:s Ted by-and-by, glari 







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it? What have you been doing to jour- swelled without bursting. 

• selves?" " I don'l believe a word of it," lie ses, at 

"Xothin', shy' ,0s Dill, 'umblv ; "it was last 

done in ii<." " Why not ? " ses the skipper, sharply. 

1 I k I i I I I tl t 1 | 1 

would ha' melted a stone. fellows went and blacked themselves for lull, 

I '' Who did it ? " ses the skipper. do you ? " ses the skipper. 

\ round helpless like, an. 1 II 

quiet look round, when we was set on to by the men looking sly anil ,unu.-.ed, and 1 think 

■• U'e fought em ... Ii.n.: as we could, .sir," skipper alter reading us all a little leeture on 

I ses Bill, " then we was both knocked sense- getting into lights without reason, sent the 

less, and wlu;i we cattle t.. i.tu-iK.'. i\e was two chaps below ag'in am! tek! em to turn in 

"What sort o' men w u re they ? " a-kctl the way 'time, and took sich a interest in seeing 

skipper, getting excited. em change from black to brown and from 

"Sailor-men. sir." ses bub. t.uiiii.e in his light brov.. to spotted lemon, that the mate 

spoke. " llutohic or (Icrnl.nih, or something daren't do "-.thing to them, but gave us their 



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then- beloved daughter, and they said in [he Now the (wo Kings consulted together as 

But as the girl became every day more Princess. bur they were no longer friendly 



liassadur appeared to rcqucsl [he girl's 
id for his Sovereign. And again the 


become suspicious of attv pre 
them. What was l,) be done ? 






" I have it 1 I have it 1 " 




loth llie Kings were Ml anurv at litis 
■ sal. and resolved to revenge themselves 


Spain . tied, suddenly. 

Then he disguised himself as 


a golds 


the poor Princess. 






\s titev were not able themselves to carrv 




the Pri 


their wicked resolve, thev summoned a 








window, and as she happened 


it that 



THE COTTON-WOOL PRINCESS. 1 

II 1 1 II Ifarl 1 It 

out of its case, which In- h;ul up In ihe pre- About this time there lived in a s 

sent kept hidden, made it sparkle in the town the sor 




1'im, , ss beside herself with (I, spa " 1 „ »« 1,1 , sin, ; 1 v ill ,, , out into the world to 

not see that 1 htue uimed inl, , eoit, ,n wool ? " inv fortune." 

And her body had, indeed, suddenly "May Heaven be gracious to you, 

changed into cotton-wool. The King and son \ " said the father, and the youth I 

Hiieen were in, on-nUihlc at this teitiiiie nil.- his staff and -el nut on his journev. 
fortune, and they at on.v -oitinu.n, -,l the I le had already left the fields of his no 

'■ You/ Majesties.' the councillors eon- kill it. 



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iniiihtv punch in his ribs. I lie boys Masinan s |ia];ur. 



' trumpets plarr ;il this same hum, ami you will find me 
tar. And here!" ami piiin; hint her white hand in 







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ir Majesty, I implore y< 









He journeyed on lor several hours, and at 

smith's ring from your daughter's finger exactly like that ot the Magician. Then he 
and she will he all right again." knocked at the great gate, and a voice came 




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1 with the things law '. " 

igician, and said: [Jut when thu l'rineess heard thesi 

)ii wished for." she began K> weep like a spoilt child, s 

ive him all the "He called me a witch: lie said 

the youth turned That was too much ingratitude 



ihamefully he had 

■e had a tongue. her little linger? ' 

mth were: "Miserable cobbler : Out of my confusion." exclaimed the youth, seizing 
sight! Begone!" his head between his two hands in mingled 



■r ingratitude was standing in fro 
i good work, drew the evil ring 
til-grains, he Then a lovely smile 



scornfully, "Oh, your husband." 

nearly vanished, one another in the sight of al 



A Funeral 

liv J. II 



Cape Tom, and those of 



, life, and ,;,,' 



. for the I;,, of' liiso, i I 
and although it may 



over the company. It seemed as though 
thunderbolt hud fallen. A " lew ininuti 
before we had all been talking of the v.iriou 
amusements which were Intake place durin 
the < l;i\ . and no thought, except of plcastm 
bad eiitei e.l our minds. 

" Who is dead ? '• we asked, and were tol 
thai a sleerage passenger laid died of eot 



■ in comfort and talk scandal (tor was taken down, ev, tubing prepared, lb 




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